Stoved vs Stover - What's the difference?

stoved | stover |

As a verb stoved

is (stove).

As a noun stover is

fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.




  • (stove)

  • stove



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) and/or (etyl) stove (compare Dutch stoof), possibly from (etyl) , Norwegian stove and Danish and Norwegian stue and Swedish stuga).


    (en noun)
  • A heater, a closed apparatus to burn fuel for the warming of a room.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove .}}
  • A device for heating food, (UK ) a cooker.
  • (chiefly, UK) A hothouse (in which plants are kept).
  • * 1850 , M. A. Burnett, Plantae utiliores: or illustrations of useful plants, employed in the arts and medicine , part 8:
  • There existed only one specimen of this sacred tree in all Mexico, at least to the knowledge of the Mexicans; In spite, however, of the firmest convictions of the indivisibility of this tree — the Manitas, as it is commonly called — it has been propagated by cuttings, some of which are at this moment thriving in some of the larger stoves of our modern collectors.
  • * 1854 , in The Horticultural Review and Botanical Magazine , volume 4, page 208:
  • Let but these facts lie contrasted with the treatment they usually receive in the stoves of this country, and the reason why they never grow to any considerable size, attain to any degree of perfection, or flourish to any extent
  • (dated) A house or room artificially warmed or heated.
  • * Earl of Strafford
  • When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlour or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers.
  • * Burton
  • How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole!
    Derived terms


  • To heat or dry, as in a stove.
  • to stove feathers
  • To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat.
  • to stove orange trees
    (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 2


  • (stave)
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    (wikipedia stover)


    (en noun)
  • Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
  • * 1610 , , act 4 scene 1
  • *:[...] Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,
  • *:And flat meads thatch'd with stover , them to keep; [...]
  • Stalks and leaves, not including grain, of certain
  • * 2012 , , August 24, p.20
  • *:Even second-generation in the ground.
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